Beetroot Cucumber and Tomato Raita


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A rich and luscious raita with a variety of ingredients. The peppy taste of coriander and green chillies complements the crunchy feel of peanuts and coconut in the beetroot, cucumber and tomato raita, while a tempering of cumin seeds and asafoetida gives out appetising whiffs!

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Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

1/4 cup boiled , peeled and chopped beetroot
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 cups whisked fresh curds (dahi)
salt to taste
2 tsp powdered sugar
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
3 tbsp roughly chopped peanuts
1/4 cup freshly grated coconut
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)

Method
  1. Combine the beetroot, cucumber, tomatoes, curds, salt, sugar and green chilies in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 15 seconds.
  4. Pour this tempering over the raita and mix well.
  5. Add the peanuts, coconut and coriander and mix well.
  6. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  7. Serve chilled.
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 on 10 Mar 15 04:50 PM


Wow.. this raita has the crunch, the freshness, sweet - spicy and tangy taste. A must try raita. It is a hit in my house.too good..
 on 01 Jun 12 11:42 AM


Beaten curds mixed with cubes of beetroot and cucumber and some tomatoes.Spiced with green chillies and having a nice tempering on top. Love the sensation of eating the cubes of vegetables and the crunchiness of peanuts. Healthy !